Answers in Genesis, Inc.

aka AiG, Creation Museum, Answers in Genesis, Ark Encounter   |   Hebron, KY   |  AnswersInGenesis.org

Mission

The mission of Answers in Genesis is to support the Church in fulfilling its commission; to bring reformation by restoring the foundations of the Christian faith which are contained in the book of Genesis; and to provide answers from Genesis and the rest of Scripture to make Jesus Christ, our Creator and Redeemer, relevant to the Church and world today.

Ruling year info

1994

CEO

Mr. Ken Ham

President

Mr. Joe Boone

Main address

PO Box 510

Hebron, KY 41048 USA

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EIN

33-0596423

NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

Natural History, Natural Science Museums (A56)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

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Answers International Programs

Answers in Genesis operates a Creation Museum for the purpose of exalting Jesus Christ as Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer through a safe, wholesome, family-friendly center for learning and discovery that clearly presents major biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation. The museum equips Christians to better evangelize the lost through a combination of exhibits, research, and educational presentations that uphold the inerrancy of the Bible. The museum will challenge visitors to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and to accept the authority of the Bible by providing culturally relevant biblical and scientific answers from a biblical worldview.

Population(s) Served

Full-featured Sunday school for all ages
This three-year Sunday school program covers the entire Bible in chronological order. It provides answers to the issues that confront today’s culture through the media, school, friends, etc. ABC provides a thorough understanding of the authority and primary teachings of Scripture. All ages will be equipped to defend the Bible, and become conformed to the image of Christ, as they apply God’s Word in their everyday lives. Online samples from each age group are available.

Population(s) Served

The Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on a full-size, all-wood Ark, which should become the largest timber-frame structure in the USA. Additional future phases for the attraction include a Walled City, the Tower of Babel, a first-century Middle Eastern village, a journey in history from Abraham to the parting of the Red Sea, a walk-through aviary, an expanded large petting zoo, and so on. It is designed to be family oriented, historically authentic, and environmentally friendly. We also plan for the Ark Encounter to eventually include daily live mammal and bird shows, an extensive interactive children’s area, live entertainment, and many themed restaurants, creative food outposts, and shopping. The Ark Encounter will be one of the largest “green” construction projects in the country, taking advantage of the latest environmental technologies to be good stewards of creation. - See more at: http://arkencounter.com/faq/#sthash.BlNTKvJz.dpuf

Population(s) Served

The Creation Museum is a 70,000 square foot walk-through Bible history, It is located west of the Cincinnati airport, and includes a chronological walk through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, animatronics, a planetarium, a special effects theater, a 1,000 seat auditorium, nature trails and petting zoo. The museum challenges and inspires the beliefs of Christians and skeptics alike.

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Charting impact

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Answers in Genesis is an apologetic (i.e., Christianity-defending) ministry, dedicated to enabling Christians to defend their faith and to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ effectively. We focus particularly on providing answers to questions surrounding the book of Genesis, as it is the most-attacked book of the Bible. We also desire to train others to develop a biblical worldview, and seek to expose the bankruptcy of evolutionary ideas, and its bedfellow, a “millions of years old” earth (and even older universe).

Answers in Genesis uses many different types of outreaches to defend God’s Word and help equip Christians to defend their faith, including our award-winning website, www.AnswersinGensis.org, which is among the top 2% of all websites, worldwide, with thousands of articles and faith-strengthening resources available; the #1 creation worldview magazine today, Answers Magazine, which is winner of numerous awards; the Answers in Genesis radio program Answers….with Ken Ham; hundreds of biblical based educational resources, including DVDs, books, Vacation Bible School programs, Sunday School curricula, software, and other curricula for all ages; hundreds of speaking events all over the globe every year; and the 70,000-square-foot Creation Museum near Cincinnati that offers a walk through Bible history with over 160 exhibits, a planetarium, special effects theater, petting zoo and more.
Future plans for Answers in Genesis include many upcoming speaking engagements, new and exciting exhibits at the Creation Museum, and the construction of the full size Noah’s Ark as part of the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky.

Answers in Genesis has a highly skilled staff of web designers, architects, writers, well-educated speakers, audio/video team and more that play a very big role in Answers in Genesis being able to fulfill its mission. And of course, Answers in Genesis could not do anything without our incredible family of supporters. Their prayers and financial support make all this ministry does possible.

Answers in Genesis is succeeding in accomplishing its mission in all areas and is currently funded to begin construction on the full scale Noah’s Ark. We are continually developing new resources and curriculum as well as adding new exhibits to the Creation Museum.

Financials

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Answers in Genesis, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 03/29/2019
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Board chair

Mr. Anthony Biller

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Tim Dudley

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Ken Ham

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Anthony Biller

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Craig Baker

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Brad Benbow

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Dan Chin

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Dan Manthei

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Don Landis

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes